City of Melbourne to construct 40km of new bicycle lanes

Melbourne and Yarra Councils move to fast-track cycling infrastructure during COVID19 emergency: on this weeks program Chris returns to the 3CR studio after a looooong time away recording in the front room under the supervision of several cats. News includes Yarra City Councils COVID19 Response Trials location and concept plans, Leisure and Walking Circuits, Carlton North LAPM Scheme Draft Recommendations and the speedy delivery of temporary seperated bicycle lanes on Elizabeth Street, Richmond.

Moreland Bicycle Users Group(link is external) are asking for public support on a failed promise to construct seperated infrastructure on Cumberland Street (scroll down for newsletter), Pascoe Vale and more Yarra City Council news with upgrade works for Gipps St /Collins Bridge that could be a mess if not correctly sign posted as earthworks are occurring at Walmer Street Bridge just around the corner.

This weeks guest is Cr Rohan Leppert, we discuss City of Melbourne plans to fast-track the delivery of 40 kilometres of bike lanes to help people travel safely and support city businesses to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Melbourne City Greens: Climate Coronavirus and congestion: a transport revolutionThe climate emergency hasn’t stepped aside for the pandemic. This unprecedented expenditure on active transport is only a start, but it’s the start we need if we are serious about planning a sustainable city of the future. Let’s do this.

It’s 3CR June Station Appeal time: we know many of you are doing it tough. So this call-out for donations is for those of you who can afford it. If you can, please dig deep to ensure that 3CR stays alive and thrives. You’ll also keep Yarra Bicycle Users Group Radio on 3CR on-air as there’s not many (if any?) dedicated cycling radio programs like us in Australia!